What is Mesotherapy?
Mesotherapy is a blanket term for a treatment involving multiple micro injections, delivering active, therapeutic ingredients directly into the skin. In a customised cocktail, including substances such as vitamins, minerals, medications, amino acids and hyaluronic acids, the various nourishing substances are delivered into the layers of skin where cell repair and growth occur.
Developed by the French physician Dr Michel Pistor in 1952, mesotherapy was a medical technique first used to treat blood circulatory problems, sports injuries and medical conditions such as rheumatism. It is now popular in cosmetic practice for skin rejuvenation, hair growth and localised fat reduction.
Usually treating the face, neck, decolletage and hands, Mesotherapy is used to treat:
- Dull skin
- Dry skin conditions
- Sun-damaged skin
- Superficial lines and wrinkles
- Hair loss
- Small pockets of fat
Does it hurt?
A qualified practitioner will directly inject the area requiring treatment to avoid relying on a tablet or intravenous injection with a higher concentration of the drug. Requiring less solution to be injected, mesotherapy is more precise.
A local anaesthetic cream may be applied before treatment to numb the skin. It is a non-invasive procedure with an injection under the skin’s surface to treat various ailments. It is preferred for myotherapists to puncture the skin and inject the substance by hand.
Mesotherapy is usually provided during treatments with results of skin rejuvenation lasting between 3 – 5 months. Micro-injections are given every 2 weeks, depending on the treatment course. Some individuals may require a longer initial course of treatment.
There are many benefits associated with mesotherapy. This particular treatment can be used on many areas or ailments, including weight loss, stretch marks, alopecia, wrinkles, eye bags, cellulite reduction, body sculpting and more.
Advantages to mesotherapy treatments include:
– Results can often be seen relatively quickly
– Treatment can be tailored toward a specific part of the body, meaning problems can be eliminated in precisely the right area
– There is no need to take any time off work, as there is no associated rest time due to the non-invasive nature of the treatment
– Mesotherapy has many different potential uses
– The process is relatively pain-free. Local anaesthetic can be requested and applied